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By JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press

WASHINGTON – Missing a plane connection cost Utah gun owner Greg Revell 10 days in jail after he was stranded in New Jersey with an unloaded firearm he had legally checked with his luggage in Salt Lake City.

Nevertheless, the Supreme Court without comment refused on Tuesday to let Revell sue Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police for arresting him on illegal possession of a firearm in New Jersey and for not returning his gun and ammunition to him for more than three years.

Revell was flying from Salt Lake City to Allentown, Pa., on March 31, 2005, with connections in Minneapolis and Newark, N.J. He had checked his Utah-licensed gun and ammunition with his luggage in Salt Lake City and asked airport officials to deliver them both with his luggage in Allentown.

But the flight from Minneapolis to Newark was late, so Revell missed his connection to Allentown. The airline wanted to bus its passengers to Allentown, but Revell realized that his luggage had not made it onto the bus and got off. After finding his luggage had been given a final destination of Newark by mistake, Revell missed the bus. He collected his luggage, including his gun and ammunition, and decided to wait in a nearby hotel with his stuff until the next flight in the morning.

When Revell tried to check in for the morning flight, he again informed the airline officials about his gun and ammunition to have them checked through to Allentown. He was reported to the TSA, and then arrested by Port Authority police for having a gun in New Jersey without a New Jersey license.

He spent 10 days in several different jails before posting bail. Police dropped the charges a few months later. But his gun and ammunition were not returned to him until 2008.

Revell said he should not have been arrested because federal law allows licensed gun owners to take their weapons through any state as long as they are unloaded and not readily accessible to people. He said it was not his fault the airline stranded him in New Jersey by making him miss his flight and routing his luggage to the wrong destination.

Prosecutors said it doesn't matter whose fault it was: Revell was arrested in New Jersey with a readily accessible gun in his possession without a New Jersey license.

Lower courts have sympathized with Revell but refused to let him sue the police.

"We recognize that he had been placed in a difficult situation through no fault of his own," wrote Judge Kent A. Jordan of the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia. However, the law "clearly requires the traveler to part ways with his weapon and ammunition during travel; it does not address this type of interrupted journey or what the traveler is to do in this situation."
 

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fuck NJ! have neither seen or heard of anything worth while there

i wont be traveling there for any reason and there should be some type of law or something to cover his situation
 

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WOOOOOOOW...

I just read also about Camden, NJ laying off over half their PD and firefighters.. even though it has one of the highest crime rates in the country.

I won't be going to NJ anytime soon
 

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My Buddy, Whom Is A MTA Officer, Told Me If He Was To Travel Through NJ With His Legally Carried Firearm With The Hollow Point He Uses In NY That He Could Get Lock Up For "X" Amount Of Time Per Bullet. NJ Is Crazy, Even Against Fellow Law Enforcement Personnel.
 

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My Buddy, Whom Is A MTA Officer, Told Me If He Was To Travel Through NJ With His Legally Carried Firearm With The Hollow Point He Uses In NY That He Could Get Lock Up For "X" Amount Of Time Per Bullet. NJ Is Crazy, Even Against Fellow Law Enforcement Personnel.


Police officers can carry in all 50 States. It's federal law. (G.W.Bush law)
http://www.leaa.org/218/218text.html
 

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WOOOOOOOW...

I just read also about Camden, NJ laying off over half their PD and firefighters.. even though it has one of the highest crime rates in the country.

I won't be going to NJ anytime soon
I grew up in Camden and I can tell you, everyone in Camden is scared right now. Less cops on the street means more crime going unreported. Luckily the guardian angels are there but they can do so much.
 

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This should be in the "joke of the day" section !! What goes through LEO mind's to arrest someone for having something LEGAL ! Power freaks!!! I bet the person that found the gun was like "ohhhhh shit the guys are ganna love my find. I'm ganna be the big shot now" bahaha
 

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This should be in the "joke of the day" section !! What goes through LEO mind's to arrest someone for having something LEGAL ! Power freaks!!! I bet the person that found the gun was like "ohhhhh shit the guys are ganna love my find. I'm ganna be the big shot now" bahaha
Its not like anyone found the gun on him, he checked it in and declared it, the guy gets arrested for trying to be responsible. What a crock.. Jersey Blows
 
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